Visual Thinking and Sketchnoting Boot Camp
- 7 hours on-demand video
- 37 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Draw to explain complex concepts and to teach, draw to learn and better memorize, draw to sell and to persuade other people
- No prior drawing skills are required.
Illegible handwriting, the fear of drawing or the belief that it’s a tool for designers or artists are often what prevent people from using #visualthinking.
Anyone can learn how to use this powerful tool to improve their communication and productivity as well as helping explain complex things and find effective solutions to entangled problems.
Explore the endless possibilities of visual thinking and sketchnoting techniques by signing up for this online course. Unlike so many other courses, this one follows the unusual approach where each student is encouraged to take their notes visually by following along with the trainer. Video lectures are tailored specifically for that.
The course suggests many real-life examples of the application of the tool to the domain of creating technology and software products that are laden with complexity and ambiguity.
It is time to learn how to use simple drawing and sketching techniques to become a better professional!
- Scrum masters, agile coaches, developers, UX designers, product designers, UI designers, graphic designers, project managers, product managers, product owners, testers, business analysts, sales people
In this video, I will explain how you should approach the completion of the course. It is quite simple - make sure you have the materials, more on that in the next lecture. When you watch the lectures, it is imperative that you also copy along with my explanations. This is how you practice visual thinking!
In this lecture, we will talk about which materials you need for the course. I am going to use a stack of 8 sheets of white A4 (letter size) copy paper, a technical pen of 0.5 size and two brush pens of light grey and brilliant yellow color. This is all you need for the course. You can use other materials as well. For example, instead of a technical pen you can use any type of pen you like. You can choose to use a notebook instead of copy paper and you might skip using brush pens at all.
In this lecture, we will warm up by drawing our own portraits. This exercise will help you get in the drawing zone and overcome the fear of drawing which is the major reason most people are reluctant to use methods of visual thinking in their professional life. Drawing people and especially their faces is one of the most challenging tasks. By following the series of simple steps you will see that it is doable and that you are capable of drawing a decent portrait.
In this lecture, I will introduce you to the concept of visual thinking, the way I understand it. You will learn the values and benefits of visual thinking and will practice sketchnoting a topic.
In this lecture, I will tell you more about the ways you could apply visual thinking in your professional environment. I will talk in more detail about using visual thinking in note-taking, presentations, teaching and explaining and facilitation. Listening and following along will help you practice layouts and better your sketchnoting skills, so follow along!
In this lecture, we will look into relationship and their types. Relationships play an important rule in mappings as they allow us to arrange concepts relative to each other to model systems we explore to solve problems and come up with the good decisions. As usual, follow along, take notes and practice as much as possible!
In this lecture, we start building up our visual library. We need icons to depict concepts and big ideas and it is important to have a decent set of simply drawn pictograms to choose from. In this part, we will start with the icons which are often used when mapping organizational complexity. As usual, follow along, take notes and practice as much as possible!
In this lecture, we will look into the example of applying mapping to organizational complexity. We will go step by step through analyzing a big organization set up from the perspective of a business line responsible for the end-to-end process of product delivery. As usual, follow along, take notes and practice as much as possible!
While you were working on your assignment, I have decided to accomplish the assignment too and to also show how to draw a few more icons. Such challenging things as cogs and a few more. As usual, follow along, take notes and practice as much as possible!
In this lecture, we are going to walk through the case of mapping a team's conversation around their plans for the future. You will learn how to choose a unit of time and how you could map out activities, dependencies, risks, and concerns with the use of simple icons and a timeline as a foundation for your visual structure. As usual, follow along, take notes and practice as much as possible!
In this lecture, we are going to explore how you can map processes. We will talk about two approaches - the sequential map and the swimlanes approach. We will also mention how you can combine perspectives when mapping processes by bringing up the example of a customer journey map. As usual, follow along, take notes and practice as much as possible!
In this lecture, we are going to learn how to apply sketchnoting to a meeting. Along with that, we will talk about the main three types of visual organization - the static model, the sequential model, and the comparison model. I will also share some practical hints for effective sketchnoting. As usual, follow along, take notes and practice as much as possible!